The Residence Zanzibar

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The Residence Zanzibar incorporates various influences of the island’s history to create a unique ambiance where guests are indulged in an elegant and sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. The Swahili, Omani, English and Indian influences will ensure a delightful journey of unsurpassed service, gastronomy and thorough well being.

Every one of the 66 stand-alone villas has its very own private swimming pool in which to bask in the sun and hide from the other guests. A real luxury for those seeking serenity and seclusion.

This luxurious all-villa resort is a proud member of Leading Hotels of the World and the only member in Tanzania.

The Residence Zanzibar is set in isolated splendor on the South West coast of the island, on 32 hectares of pristine land once occupied by the Shiraz Princes. Located just 55 minutes from the airport and the capital Stone Town, The Residence Zanzibar lies on a mile-long powdery white sand beach, flanked by coconut palms and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The village of Kizimkazi, famous for its dolphin Safaris, is close by (20 minutes by car).

The Dining Room

(For breakfast, lunch and dinner)

This central restaurant offers international dishes with a hint of Zanzibar “spice”.

The Pavilion Restaurant

(Dinner 7.00pm – 10.30pm)

Dinner is filled with the warmth and colours of Zanzibar and brings to life the very best of Middle-Eastern, Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean food.

Beach & Poolside (Lunch 12 noon – 4.00pm)

The lunch menu includes a selection of salads, fresh seafood, fritters and pasta.

In-villa private dining

(available for breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Guests can enjoy the elegant and refined experience of dining on their private deck (no extra cost for the delivery).


Sundown Special (6.00pm – 7.30pm)

Cocktails and canapés are served around the pool or on the Pontoon.

The Library Bar

Guests will step back into colonial splendour and follow Dr Livingstone’s journey. They can leaf through books whilst indulging i


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